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  • Food to Order - our online food entertainment service has moved. You'll be able to buy all your Food to Order favourites as well as a grocery shop for any upcoming events and occasions, delivered directly to your door through Ocado's new Entertain by Ocado service. Food to order will no longer be able to be purchased for collection in our stores through our website, or ordered in store.

  • Personalised and Non-Personalised cakes continue to be sold on the Marks and Spencer website for collection in your local store. Shop the range here

  • The curated range is a mixture of Food to Order, similar entertaining products ranged in our stores alongside branded products. You will be able to mix your basket with Ocado's 50,000 products, allowing you to complete your grocery shop alongside products for your special occasion

  • You cannot collect Food to Order items ordered on Ocado in our stores currently.

    Personalised cakes and Christmas Food to Order continue to be offered through store collection.

  • Yes, you can now get Food to Order delivered to your home on Ocado's new Entertain by Ocado service the exclusive new home of Food to Order.

  • If you currently do not have an Ocado account you will need to register with Ocado to start receiving deliveries. Register here

  • You can find out more about partnership with Ocado here

     

  • Ocado deliver to the majority of UK postcodes but they don't deliver to the whole of the UK just yet. Ocado are constantly expanding their delivery areas and may be with you soon.

    Please visit the Ocado website to register and they will inform you as soon as they deliver to your postcode.

  • Unfortunately, our Food to Order wedding cake service closed in March 2020. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

  • We continue to order our Christmas Food to Order service where customers can pre-order their Christmas food, ready to collect in store.

  • We highlight items containing the following ingredients on the back of the individual pack:

    • Barley
    • Celery
    • Crustaceans
    • Eggs
    • Fish
    • Gluten
    • Lupin
    • Milk
    • Molluscs
    • Mustard
    • Nuts
    • Oats
    • Rye
    • Sesame
    • Soya
    • Sulphites
    • Wheat

    Please contact customer services for the ingredient and allergen information of our Food to Order products.

    Take a look at our food allergies and intolerances page for more help and advice.

  • We sell many vegetarian and some vegan wines. Please check the individual product pages for details.

  • Foodhall
    If you bought the item in one of our Foodhalls, please take your receipt and the packaging to a food information desk where one of our in-store colleagues will assist you. Unfortunately, if neither the receipt nor the packing have been retained then we cannot take this further.

    Food to Order
    If you’re unhappy with your Food to Order, please visit your collection store or contact us.

  • Where does your fresh beef come from?
    All Marks & Spencer fresh beef comes from regional suppliers, which means we sell Irish beef in Ireland, Welsh beef in Wales and Scottish beef in Scotland. In England we sell British, Scottish and some Welsh beef. To avoid any confusion, all Marks & Spencer fresh beef is labelled with the country of origin and has a flag on the front of the pack. Our strict traceability policy means we can trace each joint of beef back to the farm where it was produced.

    What standards do the farms meet?
    All Marks & Spencer fresh beef is produced on specially selected known and audited farms that meet our ‘Select Farm Assurance’ specifications. This enables us to give our customers assurances on animal welfare, food safety and quality.

    We’re committed to the highest standards of animal welfare. Together with our suppliers we’ve developed detailed Codes of Practice, which fall in line with recommendations from the government’s independent advisory body, the Farm Animal Welfare Committee. We meet regularly with animal welfare organisations, such as the RSPCA and Compassion in World Farming.

    All farms supplying Marks & Spencer are audited by our own technologists and trained, skilled auditors who know our detailed standards. Before any farm can supply Marks & Spencer, it must meet the requirements of our Codes of Practice. Any that does not is simply not used.

    What are the cattle used for Marks & Spencer fresh beef fed?
    We’ve developed our own specifications for the feeding of our fresh beef cattle, which ensures the animals are fed a wholesome diet to maintain optimum health and welfare. We prohibit the addition of any animal- or avian-derived by-products in any of our feeds (the only exceptions to this are milk and milk by-products). The diets are generally:

    • Grass (preserved as silage or hay in winter)
    • Barley, wheat or maize – whole or processed (milled, etc)
    • Legumes and oilseeds – whole or processed
     

    Are Marks & Spencer fresh beef cattle given antibiotics?
    We don’t permit the use of antibiotics for growth promotion. The only use of antibiotics we allow is to treat sick animals. Any antibiotics are prescribed under veterinary control.

    Are Marks & Spencer fresh beef cattle given hormones?
    No. It is illegal to administer any growth-promoting hormones to any animal used for food production in the UK and throughout the EU.

    How does Marks & Spencer fresh organic beef differ from the rest of its fresh beef?
    The principal difference is that Marks & Spencer fresh organic beef is produced on organic pastures and where supplementary feed is given it is made from organic ingredients.

    How long is Marks & Spencer beef matured/hung for?
    All Marks & Spencer beef joints and steaks are matured for a minimum of 21 days. The only exception is fillet steak, which we mature for between 10 and 17 days for optimum taste and texture. Our speciality sirloin joints and beef steaks are matured for a minimum of 28 days on the bone.

  • Where does Marks & Spencer Oakham™ chicken come from?
    All Marks & Spencer fresh Oakham™ chickens (whole birds and portions) are reared on specially selected, known and audited farms in the UK. Oakham™ chicken is exclusive to Marks & Spencer. Our strict traceability policy means we can trace each bird back to the farm where it was reared. So proud are we of our Oakham™ chicken farmers, we even put the name of the farmer who reared the bird and the county where it was produced on the packaging.

    What are the chickens fed?
    We’ve developed our own Code of Practice for poultry feed to ensure the birds are fed a wholesome diet for optimum health and welfare. All poultry feed used in our supply chain originates from known, independently audited feed mills. Oakham™ chickens have an improved flavour and succulence because they’re fed a bespoke diet that’s cereal based with a high maize content.

    We prohibit the addition of any animal- or avian-derived by-products in any of our feeds. This applies to the breeding birds as well as the chickens reared for food.

    What are the living conditions for Oakham™ chickens?
    Oakham chickens are reared in controlled-environment barns. The birds are housed on straw or wood shavings and have constant access to food and water. The temperature and lighting levels in the house are controlled by the farmer. We’ve adopted the RSPCA’s recommendations on stocking density, therefore birds are housed at a maximum of 30kg/m2. The environment in which the birds are housed is enriched to encourage bird movement and activity and features straw bales, which the birds use for pecking and perching. The chickens have natural daylight.

    Our Oakham™ free-range chickens are reared in similar houses to standard chickens but have constant daytime access to the range on which they are free to roam. In the free-range system, the internal house stocking density is 27kg/m2 and the area of range is determined on the basis of 1m2 per bird. Conifer wigwams are used to provide overhead shelter for the birds on the range and encourage more chickens to leave the barn.

    Are any Marks & Spencer chickens kept in cages?
    No, none of our chickens are ever kept in cages.

    What is the difference between a free-range organic and a free-range Oakham ™ chicken?
    Both organic and free-range chickens have access to the outside. The principal difference is that the organic chicken feed, and the pasture on which it ranges, is organic.

    How do you ensure Marks & Spencer Oakham™ chicken is produced to high standards of animal welfare?
    We’re committed to the highest standards of animal welfare. Together with our suppliers we’ve developed detailed Codes of Practice, which fall in line with recommendations from the government’s independent advisory body, the Farm Animal Welfare Committee. We meet regularly with animal welfare organisations, such as the RSPCA and Compassion in World Farming. All farms supplying Marks & Spencer are audited by our own technologists and trained, skilled auditors who know our detailed standards. Before any farm can supply Marks & Spencer, it must meet the requirements of our Codes of Practice. Any that does not is simply not used.

    Are they fed any antibiotics?
    If a bird is ill or there is a threat of disease, the veterinary surgeon responsible for the care of that chicken is permitted to use antibiotics for treatment. We don’t permit the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in any of our chickens.

    Are they given any hormones?
    No. It is illegal to administer any growth-promoting hormones to any animal used for food production in the UK and throughout the EU.

    Are Marks & Spencer fresh Oakham™ chickens really fresh or have they ever been frozen?
    They are all fresh (Class A) and have never been frozen

    Does Marks & Spencer fresh Oakham™ Chicken contain added water?
    No, we don’t add any water to our chicken.

  • Where does Marks & Spencer fresh lamb come from?
    All Marks & Spencer fresh lamb is produced in the UK or New Zealand and each pack is clearly labelled with the country of origin. The only exception is in our Southern and Northern Irish stores where our lamb is sourced locally from either Eire or Northern Ireland. Our strict traceability policy means we can trace each joint of lamb back to the farm where it was produced.

    What standards do the farms meet?
    All Marks & Spencer fresh lamb is produced on specially selected known and audited farms that meet our ‘Select Farm Assurance’ specifications. This enables us to give our customers assurances on animal welfare, food safety and quality.

    We’re committed to the highest standards of animal welfare. Together with our suppliers we’ve developed detailed Codes of Practice, which fall in line with recommendations from the government’s independent advisory body, the Farm Animal Welfare Committee. We meet regularly with animal welfare organisations, such as the RSPCA and Compassion in World Farming.

    All farms supplying Marks & Spencer are audited by our own technologists and trained, skilled auditors who know our detailed standards. Before any farm can supply Marks & Spencer, it must meet the requirements of our Codes of Practice. Any that does not is simply not used.

    What are the lambs fed?
    We’ve developed our own specifications for the feeding of our lambs, which ensures the animals are fed a wholesome diet to maintain optimum health and welfare. We prohibit the addition of any animal- or avian-derived by-products in any of our feeds (the only exceptions to this are milk and milk by-products). The diets are generally:

    • Grass (preserved as silage or hay in winter)
    • Root crops
    • Barley, wheat or maize – whole or processed (milled, etc)
    • Legumes and oilseeds – whole or processed
     

    Are the lambs given antibiotics?
    We don’t permit the use of antibiotics for growth promotion. We only allow the use of antibiotics to treat sick animals. Any antibiotics are prescribed under veterinary control.

    Are the lambs given hormones?
    No. It is illegal to administer any growth-promoting hormones to any animal used for food production in the UK and throughout the EU.

    How does Marks & Spencer fresh organic lamb differ from the rest of its fresh lamb?
    The principal difference is that Marks & Spencer fresh organic lamb is produced on organic pastures and where supplementary feed is given this is made from organic ingredients.

  • Where does Marks & Spencer fresh pork come from?
    All our fresh pork is British and is clearly labelled with the country of origin. Our strict traceability policy means we can trace our fresh pork back to the farm where it was produced.

    What standards do the farms meet?
    All Marks & Spencer fresh pork is either outdoor bred or free range-produced on specially selected known and audited farms that meet our ‘Select Farm Assurance’ specifications. This enables us to give our customers assurances on animal welfare, food safety and quality.

    We use specific breeds of pig that are well suited to outdoor breeding and show good mothering ability. Their offspring are weaned at 28 days and then housed in deep straw bedded barns. We use five times more straw for bedding than the national recommendations and give the pigs 25% more space. We don’t permit the castration, tail docking or tooth clipping of the pigs used for our fresh pork.

    All farms supplying Marks & Spencer are audited by our own technologists and trained, skilled auditors who know our detailed standards. Before any farm can supply Marks & Spencer, it must meet the requirements of our Codes of Practice. Any that does not is simply not used.

    What are the pigs fed?
    We’ve developed our own specifications for the feeding of pigs used for our fresh pork. This ensures the animals are fed a wholesome, non-GM, cereal-based diet to maintain optimum health and welfare. We prohibit the addition of any animal- or avian-derived by-products in any of our feeds (the only exceptions to this are milk and milk by-products). The diets are generally:

    • Barley, wheat or maize – whole or processed (milled, etc)
    • Legumes and oilseeds – whole or processed
     

    Are the pigs fed any antibiotics?
    We don’t permit the use of antibiotics for growth promotion. We only allow the use of antibiotics to treat sick animals. Any antibiotics are prescribed under veterinary control.

    Are the pigs given any hormones?
    No. It is illegal to administer any growth-promoting hormones to any animal used for food production in the UK and throughout the EU.

  • Where does Marks & Spencer salmon come from?
    Our salmon comes from Scottish and Irish farms and certified wild Alaskan waters. Each pack is clearly labelled with the country of origin for farmed fish and the ocean of catch for our wild fish. Our strict traceability policy means we can trace each pack back to where it was caught or farmed.

    Scottish wild salmon is now very scarce and has been placed on our banned list until restocking programs we are supporting lead to a recovery of these stocks.

    All farms are audited to our ‘Select Farm Assurance’ specifications enabling us to give our customers assurances on animal welfare, food safety and quality. The husbandry of fish is also approved by RSPCA Freedom Food, representing the best possible standards of care.

    What are the salmon fed?
    We’ve developed our own specifications for the feeding of salmon, which ensures the fish are fed a wholesome diet to maintain optimum health and welfare. We prohibit the addition of any ingredients from land animals or genetically-modified ingredients in any of our feeds.

    Are the salmon given antibiotics?
    Due to our high standards of animal husbandry, it is now very unusual to have to give salmon antibiotics – some of our farms have been antibiotic free for over five years. However, if fish become ill we are permitted to treat them with appropriate veterinary supervision. Any antibiotics must be licenced and prescribed under veterinary control and the fish cannot be harvested before all traces have faded. As an added precaution, if fish have required treatment, a sample is taken to ensure no medicine remains in the fish at the time of harvest. It is not permitted to use antibiotics for growth promotion.

    Are the salmon given hormones?
    No. It is illegal to administer any growth-promoting hormones to any animal used for food production in the UK and throughout the EU.

    How does Marks & Spencer organic salmon differ to the rest of its salmon?
    The principal difference is that Marks & Spencer smoked salmon is produced on organic farms where feed given is made from organic ingredients. Our organic smoked salmon meets the organic farming standards of the Soil Association and other EU organic accreditation bodies.

  • Where does Marks & Spencer fresh venison come from?
    All our fresh venison is produced on farms in Ireland and New Zealand and is packed in Northern Ireland. Each pack is clearly labelled with the country of origin. Our strict traceability policy means we can trace each joint of venison back to the farm where it was produced.

    What standards do the farms meet?
    All Marks & Spencer fresh venison is produced on specially selected known and audited farms that meet our ‘Select Farm Assurance’ specifications. This enables us to give our customers assurances on animal welfare, food safety and quality.

    We’re committed to the highest standards of animal welfare. Together with our suppliers we’ve developed detailed Codes of Practice, which fall in line with recommendations from the government’s independent advisory body, the Farm Animal Welfare Committee. We meet regularly with animal welfare organisations, such as the RSPCA and Compassion in World Farming.

    All farms supplying Marks & Spencer are audited by our own technologists and trained, skilled auditors who know our detailed standards. Before any farm can supply Marks & Spencer, it must meet the requirements of our Codes of Practice. Any that does not is simply not used.

    What are the deer fed?
    We’ve developed our own specifications for the feeding of our fresh deer, which ensures the animals are fed a wholesome diet to maintain optimum health and welfare. We prohibit the addition of any animal- or avian-derived by-products in any of our feeds (the only exceptions to this are milk and milk by-products). The diets are generally:

    • Grass (preserved as silage or hay in winter)
    • Barley, wheat or maize – whole or processed (milled, etc)
    • Legumes and oilseeds – whole or processed

    Are the deer given antibiotics?
    We don’t permit the use of antibiotics for growth promotion. The only use of antibiotics we allow is to treat sick animals. Any antibiotics are prescribed under veterinary control.

    Are the deer given hormones?
    No. It is illegal to administer any growth-promoting hormones to any animal used for food production in the UK and throughout the EU.

  • We hope you’re really enjoying your new Cook with M&S cookbook and all the delicious recipes inside. Unfortunately, we were so excited to share it with you that we didn’t notice there was a small misprint in our recipe for roast lamb with rosemary and anchovy gremolata on p111. The cooking time is 1 hour 25–45 minutes (depending on how you like your lamb cooked) not 25 minutes. We’ve included the full updated recipe here, and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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